INDIA: Diageo close to deal in Tamil Nadu - report
Diageo is to become the first international spirits firm to enter the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, after securing a deal with state authorities, according to a report.
A bottling tie-up between Diageo and local SNJ Distilleries has been cleared by the state government, according to a report in the Economic Times newspaper this week.
Tamil Nadu only allows drinks firms with bottling operations inside its borders to sell their products in the state.
A Diageo spokesperson declined to comment on the report when contacted by just-drinks.
Diageo confirmed to just-drinks in November 2008 that it intended to acquire a bottler in Tamil Nadu, as a way of gaining access to the state.
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